You’ve followed your Obagi Nu-Derm® regimen and transformed your skin into the beautiful, healthy-looking complexion you’ve always wanted...now what?
Too many people think that once they’ve achieved their results, they can discontinue their program altogether. However, without a skin care plan designed to maintain those results, many patients may notice that their skin reverts to its former condition.
To keep skin looking beautiful, it’s important to be proactive about the next steps in your skin care regimen. A maintenance routine with Obagi Nu-Derm will help you maintain the flawless skin you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
Why Should I Continue With Nu-Derm?
A common myth is that your skin becomes resistant to products over time, but the truth is that your skin is continually renewing itself. Old, dead skin cells are constantly pushed to the surface of your skin as new, fresh cells are created daily. In normal, healthy skin, cells are regenerated approximately every 30 to 40 days.1- 3Eventually, the skin cells you’ve already transformed will go through the natural process of dying and falling off. Therefore, a maintenance routine with Nu-Derm can help you condition the new cells and maintain the appearance of younger, healthy-looking skin.
What’s the Difference?
You may be thinking to yourself, “I’ve been on Nu-Derm for 18 weeks; how’s a maintenance regimen with Nu-Derm any different?”
Whether you’re hoping to address remaining signs of photodamage, minimize skin discoloration, or just continue to improve your overall complexion, your skin care physician can customize a regimen that addresses your concerns and maintains your glowing results. This new regimen may be a tailored form of the Nu-Derm System, or even a routine that utilizes the benefits of other Obagi products to help optimize your results.
What Are the Next Steps?
As your current program winds down, speak with your skin care phyisician about what you hope to achieve during the maintenance phase of your skin care routine. Your skin care physician is the only one who can determine which type of maintenance program is best for you, so it is important to consult with them before starting a new regimen or making any changes to your current one.
All that’s left is to continue on the path to a lifetime of beautiful, healthy-looking skin!
1. Grove GL, Kligman AM. Age-associated changes in human epidermal cell renewal. J Gerontol. 1983;38:137-142.
2. Weinstein GD, McCullough JL, Ross P. Cell proliferation in normal epidermis. J Invest Dermatol. 1984;82:623-628.
3. Farage MA, Miller KW, Maibach HI, eds. Textbook of Aging Skin. Berlin, Germany: Springer; 2010:280-282.
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